Monthly Archives: April 2012

UCP Open Studios May 18 and 19

We hope to see you there!

DATES:  Friday, May 18, 5:30-9pm     Saturday, May 19, 11am-3pm

STUDIO RESIDENCY VENUES:                                                   Partnership Place / 906 Grand, 13th Floor
City Center Square
/ 1100 Main, 5th Floor
Town Pavilion / 1100 Walnut, 6th Floor


Studio Visitors Shout Out!

Special shout out to Jonah Criswell, Jessie Fisher, Eric May, Rain Harris and Paul Donnelly!  Thanks for your wonderful and insightful studio visits.  From Molly Kaderka, Elizabeth Allen-Cannon, Calder Kamin and Charlene Hillebrand.

The Speakeasy Welcomes Visiting Artists to KC for Exhibition and Studio Visits

The Speakeasy, at la Esquina April 6- May 13, curated by current resident Andrew Erdrich and former resident Sean Starowitz, welcomes artists and chefs alike to Kansas City for food, discussion, and discourse.

Visiting artists were also invited to visit residents’ studios.

Eric May, an artist from Chicago, was in town for The Speakeasy t at la Esquina  and visited the studios of Erika Hanson, Calder Kamin and Xochitl Rodriguez on Friday morning. Eric is a Chicago based artist, gal­lerist, and chef. He runs Roots and Culture, a Chicago based art/cultural space, and cooks for Ox-Bow Artist Residency Program.


Coming up:

Wes Janz, artist/architect/educator/activist, will be conducting studio visits this Thursday while in KC for The Speakeasy.  Among vast accomplishments, Janz is the first architect in the U.S to pull a permit for building the first permanent structure completely out of shipping pallets. Check out his website and fantastic projects here:

Resident Erika Hanson – Missouri Bank Art Board Unveiled Last Friday

Read Press Release

Black House Blue Label 4/20 Gig at Take 5

Charlene Hillebrand Solo Show at Old Souls Tattoo

Call for Resident Submissions from Jaclyn Senne and Molly Kaderka

Hello UCP Residents!

Molly Kaderka and I are planning on using the large open studio space in Town Pavilion to curate an exhibition of UCP resident art work for Open Studios in May.  We will probably end up including anywhere between ten and fifteen pieces in the space.  We will be considering work of all mediums and scales.

If you are interested in possibly participating, all we need from you is a quick email including:
  • name, studio location
  • 3 images of work you may be interested in submitting or a video if your work is time-based (work can be in-progress if it will be completed closer to Open Studios)
  • brief description if necessary, not required
Send your email submission to
Artists will be contacted and notified by May 1st and will have two weeks for install.  We look forward to your submissions!!!!!